Power Lab

Power Systems is a senior level course studying the essentials of electrical power distribution, electronic conversion between power forms and common power consuming devices. This technology is used in all electronic devices as well as electric airplanes, cars and motorcycles.   

Power Laboratory enables students to observe circuit theory applied to working circuits – often constructed by students. Practical examples are introduced, e.g.: power efficiency correction, driving motors, linear and switching power supplies and power modulation. Lab experiments are coordinated with the lectures so students can experience the practical result of power circuits. Experiments start with power efficiency, continue thru linear and switch mode power supplies, and touch on practical magnetics. Students learn to use industry standard test equipment while drawing on their knowledge of circuits, control systems, AC and DC circuit theory.

Equipment

  • 10 Dell Optiplex 7020 computers with Intel Core i7 processors & solid-state drives
  • 10 Agilent E 3647A dual output DC power supplies
  • 10 Agilent 33220A 20 MHz function/waveform generator
  • 10 Agilent 34401A digital multimeter
  • 10 Agilent 54641A 350 MHz digital oscilloscope
  • 10 Tektronix 2246A 100 MHz analog oscilloscope
  • 8 Kepko BOP-50 Programmable Power Supplies
  • 1 Fluke PM 6303 RLC meter
  • Breadboards, test leads, passive and active components

Lab Information

Location: King Engineering, Rm. 121

Contact Us: To speak to someone about this lab or any of our facilities, call us at 928-777-6600 or 800-888-3728, or email Prescott@erau.edu.

Lab Director: Professor Dennis Kodimer

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